Posts in the "Message Of Support" category

Message of Support, Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

Posted on December 09, 2015

Emily Logan

I am delighted to join with Women’s Aid in support of the 16 Days of Action opposing violence against women.  In June 2015, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission raised the issues of reduced funding for domestic violence support and incorrect recording of crimes of domestic violence in our report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. While we have seen some progress in recent years, unfortunately the recession has played its part in undermining some of the achievements made.

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Message of Support, Dr. Sam Coulter Smith,Master of the Rotunda

Posted on December 03, 2015

sam coulter smith

"I am delighted to support Women's Aid International 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence against Women. Violence against women is to be deplored in all its forms and any campaign which highlights the issue of violence against women should be supported. Unfortunately violence against women is something that can and does occur in pregnancy and it is up to all of us who work in the health care services to do our best to encourage women to come forward and seek help when this occurs."

Dr. Sam Coulter Smith is a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Master of the Rotunda Hospital and a clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Read more about domestic violence during pregnancy here.

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Message of Support, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, T.D.

Posted on December 02, 2015

Enda Kenny

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, supports the Women's Aid 16 Days campaign.

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Message of Support, Tánaiste Joan Burton

Posted on November 27, 2015

Joan Burton

On Day 3 of the Women's Aid One in Five Women Campaign during the International 16 Days of Action, Tánaiste Joan Burton shares a message of support:

"During the time I spent in Africa, later as Minister with responsibility for Development Co-operation and Overseas Aid and currently as Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection in Ireland I am constantly reminded of the invaluable support that organisations such as Women’s Aid provide to women and their children living in very difficult situations because of violence. Violence against women is a human rights abuse and a crime that must not be tolerated. 

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Message of Support, President Michael D Higgins

Posted on November 26, 2015

President Michael D Higgins welcomes Women's Aid to the Aras to mark 40 years - President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina help staff, volunteers and board members of Women's Aid celebrate our 40 years anniversary last year.
President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina help staff, volunteers and board members of Women's Aid celebrate our 40 years anniversary last year.

On Day 2 of the Women's Aid One in Five Women Campaign during the International 16 Days of Action, President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, shares a message of support:

"I would like to send my best wishes to Women's Aid as they participate in the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women. This is an important initiative which expresses solidarity with the many women, both at home and abroad, who are subjected to aggression and cruelty. I thank and commend you for demonstrating Ireland's support for female victims of violence by partaking in this action. I wish you continued success with your important work."

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Message of Support, Noírín O'Sullivan, Commissioner, An Garda Síochána

Posted on November 25, 2015

Noirin O'Sullivan

I’m delighted to provide a message of support for this year’s ’16 Days of Action’ campaign.  The campaign draws attention to some of the most pressing current challenges in preventing and responding to domestic violence against women.  Domestic violence as a descriptor can often seem a woefully inadequate term. We are not just talking about isolated incidents of physical violence.

 We need to remember that it also encompasses ongoing cases of psychological intimidation, and the shattering of confidence and emotional strength.

It destroys people’s lives.

It destroys people’s well-being.

The campaign is needed in order to fight back against a trauma that is often suffered in isolation, and is an all too intensely personal one.

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Message of Support: Sam Coulter Smith, Master, Rotunda Hospital

Posted on December 03, 2014

sam coulter smith

"I am delighted to support Women's Aid International 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence against Women. Violence against women is to be deplored in all its forms and any campaign which highlights the issue of violence against women should be supported. Unfortunately violence against women is something that can and does occur in pregnancy and it is up to all of us who work in the health care services to do our best to encourage women to come forward and seek help when this occurs."

Today, day nine of the 16 Days campaign, Women's Aid is focussing on the issue of pregnancy and domestic abuse.  Click here for more information.

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Message of Support: Ombudsman for Children's Office

Posted on December 01, 2014

OCO

As the Ombudsman for Children's Office in Ireland we are constantly reminded of the necessity for organisations such as Women's Aid whose tireless efforts offer support and protection to not just women in difficult situations but also to their children.  

Children rely on adults to vindicate their rights and welfare and for most children it is their parents who are their principal advocates.  We wish Women's Aid well in their campaign to highlight the issue of domestic violence and the affect is has on both women and children.

For more information on the Ombudsman for Children's Office visit www.oco.ie

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Day Four: Tanaiste Joan Burton gives support to the 16 Days campaign

Posted on November 28, 2014

Joan Burton

During the time I spent in Africa, later as Minister with responsibility for Development Co-operation and Overseas Aid and currently as Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection in Ireland I am constantly reminded of the invaluable support that organisations such as Women’s Aid provide to women and their children living in very difficult situations because of violence.  Violence against women is a human rights abuse and a crime that must not be tolerated.  

As Tánaiste and Leader of the Labour Party, I will make every effort in Government to address this violation of human rights.  I wish Women’s Aid a successful campaign again this year.   

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Day Two: President Michael D Higgins supports the 16 Days of Action campaign

Posted on November 26, 2014

Group 1 - President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina welcome staff, board members and volunteers from Women's Aid to mark our 40th anniversary earlier this year.
President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina welcome staff, board members and volunteers from Women's Aid to mark our 40th anniversary earlier this year.

President Michael D Higgins has issued a message of support for the 16 Days of Action as Women's Aid and over 130 organisations highlight violence against women in Ireland.  

His message reads:

"I would like to send my best wishes to Women's Aid as they participate in the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women.  This is an important initiative which expresses solidarity with the many women, both at home and abroad, who are subjected to aggression and cruelty. I thank and commend you for demonstrating Ireland's support for female victims of violence by partaking in this action.  I wish you continued success with your important work."

Women's Aid welcomes President Higgin's support for this nationwide action.

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